SAN ANTONIO (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Family members of victims of a Texas church shooting are suing a sporting goods chain that sold the weapons used in the November 2017 massacre.
The lawsuit filed in state district court in San Antonio alleges Academy Sports & Outdoors illegally sold the assault-style rifle, high-capacity magazine and ammunition to Devin Kelley.READ MORE: Public Health Experts Say Dallas Cowboys COVID Outbreak Shows Pandemic Far From Over
It argues Kelley shouldn’t have been able buy the firearm from the New Braunfels, Texas store because he showed an ID from Colorado, which prohibits the sale of high-capacity weapons.
Kelley used the weapons to kill 26 people at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs. Each family seeks $1 million in damages.READ MORE: AP Source: Rangers Snag Shortstop Corey Seager For $325 Million, 10-Year Deal
Some families have also separately sued the U.S. Air Force for failing to report Kelley’s past crimes to a federal database.
In June 2018, the family that lost nine loved ones in the deadly shooting said it was suing the federal government for damages. The Holcombe family says it will sue the federal government for damages.MORE NEWS: TCU Officially Hires SMU's Sonny Dykes As New Coach
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